Joey Kovar, a former cast member on Real World: Hollywood who also appeared on Celebrity Rehab and struggled with substance abuse for years, was found dead inside a friend’s Chicago home today.
He was 29.
The reality star’s rep tells TMZ that Kovar’s body was discovered by an acquaintance early this morning, blood coming out of his ears and nose.
The woman called 911 and EMTs pronounced Kovar dead at the scene.
Kovar departed the Real World about halfway through his season in order to seek help for alcohol and drugs. He then admitted on VH1’s Celebrity Rehab that he often used cocaine and ecstasy.
Due to his history and the state in which he was found, family members reportedly suspect elicit substances of some kind played a major role in Kovar’s death.